Mid- day News Nuggets


1. Arunachal's vendor association holds rally demanding permanent market

Hundreds of vendors of Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh under the banner of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) carried out a peaceful rally from Gandhi Chowk, Pasighat main market to Deputy Commissioner’s office at High Region demanding permanent vendor market in the township.

2. Center urges states, UTs to restrict mass gathering during festivals

The Union Health Ministry has cautioned the States and Union Territories and advised them to consider imposing local restrictions on public celebrations, including Holi, Shab-e-Barat, Bihu, Easter and Eid-ul-Fitr and limit mass gatherings.

3. ZORO demands refugee status to Myanmarese who fled to Mizoram

The Zo Reunification Organisation (ZORO) staged a demonstration in Aizawl demanding that the Centre grants refugee status to the Myanmarese people, who fled to Mizoram following last month’s military coup in the neighbouring country.

4. Swiggy announces vaccination for 2 lakh delivery partners

Online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy announced COVID vaccination for over 2 lakh delivery partners employed under the company.

5. Myanmar protestors hold "silent strike" after killing of seven-year-old by security forces

Following the killing of a seven-year-old by Myanmar's security forces, protestors held a "silent strike" in the country.

6. Nagaland: Taxi fares enhanced during COVID-19 withdrawn in Dimapur

Dimapur Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of Regional Transport Authority, Rajesh Soundararajan, directed all taxis and auto-rickshaws to charge as per earlier existing rates following the state government’s notification to permit all vehicles to operate with 100 per cent passenger capacity.